Tampa Bay Thrives is an innovative nonprofit helping people in the Tampa Bay area better address mental health and substance use issues by focusing primarily on:

  • Navigation: Improved navigation resources to help individuals in need find the appropriate care.
  • Access: Access to behavioral health short-term counseling to provide a “first stop” for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression or substance use disorders.
  • Awareness: Removing the stigma of seeking treatment for mental health issues.

Tampa Bay Thrives’ pilot program, Let’s Talk, launches in late July. Let’s Talk is a navigation support line for individuals in Hillsborough County experiencing mental health or substance abuse issues. Tampa Bay Thrives plans to expand Let’s Talk to Pasco, Pinellas Polk counties in 2022.




Tampa Bay Thrives has received a great amount of support from healthcare systems, hospitals, providers, schools, local government and law enforcement agencies. Thank you to the following funders for supporting our mission:


BayCare Health System

Bon Secours Mercy Health System

Clearwater Police Department

Florida Blue Foundation

Genevieve Lykes and Lawrence Dimmit Family Foundation

HCA Healthcare

McKinsey & Company

Pasco County Sheriff Department

Rays Baseball Foundation

Tampa General Hospital

The Mosaic Company Foundation